Bill Wiggin MP wants to see Wye Valley NHS Trust to improve quickly.

Wye Valley NHS Trust was placed in special measures on Tuesday, 14 October, following a report by the CQC (Care Quality Commission).

Bill Wiggin MP said: “Any criticism of our local NHS is painful but we need our medical services to be scrutinized by Doctors who know exactly what they are looking at.

When those experts see things that can be improved, we must take those recommendations onboard.

People must not attack the NHS or defend it blindly. We need sensible steps to improve the medical care for patients, my constituents, which is long overdue and very welcome.

I want to reassure readers there is no question that Hereford Hospital is both a safe place to be treated and is safe for the future.

It is not just safe but it will now get better and working with University Hospital Birmingham will help achieve this faster.

I have campaigned for more beds for years and used to be told that there was no need, this CQC report makes it quite plain that we do need to enlarge our Hospital.

Last month I wrote to the Secretary of State for Health making the request for more beds.

I hope this is now an opportunity for us to secure the improvements we need.

Most importantly we need to ensure our local staff are valued and supported when they do well and that has not been happening according to this CQC report.

This is reflected in my postbag and now we can put that right.

Critical reports of our health care must be taken as a wakeup call and not a stick to beat our long suffering, caring NHS staff.”

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